On September 29, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an HPMS memo regarding the removal of the Social Security numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on the new Medicare cards for Medicare transactions, like billing, eligibility status, and claim status. CMS considers the new MBI confidential and it should be protected as personally identifiable information.
In this series of webinars, DST Government Programs experts discuss the intent of this measure and impacts it may have on your health plan.
Webinar 1: Overview of the new Medicare Beneficiary ID Number.
View RecordingWebinar 1 Downloads:
FISS System Update
Social Security Number Removal Initiative Update May 10, 2017
Webinar 2: Operational readiness as related to Medicare Beneficiary ID Number.
Webinar 3: Member communication and the Medicare Beneficiary ID Number.
Webinar 4: Provider Communication as it relates to Medicare Beneficiary ID Number.
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